Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
Massey University
Auckland City, AUK
50m ago
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Job description : Diversity and Inclusion AdvisorPosition Purpose With support from University leadership and the wider Universitycommunity the Diversity and Inclusion Adviser will promote diversity,equity and inclusiveness in the student experience at Massey University.

Massey University is firmly committed to creating and maintaining anenvironment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming for all people.

Thisreflects our commitment to accessible tertiary education; supporting ourstudents, staff, and guests; bringing equity into society and embracingnew ideas.

The position of Diversity and Inclusion Adviser will enable students toachieve while at Massey University through developing equityprogrammes and opportunities, promoting social justice and enhancingthe inclusion practices within the University.

The position will participate in the establishment of a set of key priorityareas and actions with a specific focus on gender and sexually diverseUniversity community members and the obstacles and barriers theyexperience while at university.

Department : Student ServicesLocation : Auckland, Palmerston North, or WellingtonReports to : Manager, Student Life ServicesResponsible for : NilDelegations : Band EJob Title : Diversity and Inclusion AdvisorKey relationships : InternalProfessional Staff and contractors across the UniversityStudentsAcademic Staff across the UniversityUniversity community groupsStudent associations and clubsExternalProfessional bodiesGovernment departmentsCommunity GroupsOther tertiary education providersContext : We are a world-leading university in many academic disciplines and fieldsof research.

Our point of difference is research that is connected toMassey University community and industry. Our researchers are developing expertise andskills to advance human knowledge and understanding.

Working togetheracross disciplines and locations, we solve national and global problemsthrough fundamental, applied and interdisciplinary research, whileculturally and artistically enriching our world.

1We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led university, demonstratingauthentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as weuphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and itsprinciples through our practice.

We embrace this not just as an obligationbut as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.Our educators are preparing a new generation of global leaders.

Ourstudents are diverse and are attracted to Massey because they want toachieve their personal goals or make their mark in the world.

Theyexperience world-class learning that recognises their intellectual andcultural strengths, expands their horizons and prepares them tocontribute to a rapidly transforming world with skills, critical and creativethinking and leadership.

We will be renowned for our passion and caring attitude. All Masseycampuses will be innovation ecosystems, acting as magnets for smartenterprises.

Wherever we are, we will operate in partnerships founded onrespect, trust and mutual benefit. Massey is not only defined by what wedo, but by how we do it.

  • About this department Ngā Ratonga Tauira Student Services guides and supports our tauirathrough their Massey Experience. This is achieved by ensuring : studentsare enabled to achieve;
  • students are engaged with the University andstudents are empowered to participate in their community and to growtheir whole self.

  • As a team we take a strengths-based approach to ourwork and are committed to a culture of continuous improvement. We arecommitted to diversity in our community;
  • supporting inclusion of all peoplein tertiary education; bringing equity into society and embracing newideas.2Massey core capabilitiesAt Massey we are Tiriti-led, upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice, We : Demonstrate awareness Of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its contribution to Aotearoa New ZealandsocietyUnderstand the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to the work of the University andthe people we serve.

    Embracing Te Reo in relevant and practical ways in our work place interactions andengagement with external stakeholders, giving expression to Tikanga Mäori and protocolsthat demonstrates that we respect and value Maori conventions in appropriate settings.

    At Massey we work together with mutual respect and caring. We : Act with integrity and trustworthiness and give credit to others for the work they do.

    Work cooperatively and inter-dependently to foster and promote the One University approachShare knowledge and communicate professionally with courtesy and mutual respect.

    Are ethical in all transactions, working within the parameters of our policies and procedures.Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality.

    Seek to understand and appreciate our differences.Are ethical in all transactions, working within the parameters of our policies and procedures.

  • Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality.Seek to understand and appreciate our differencesKeep ourselves and others safe;
  • work together to embrace with the University's health, safetyand wellbeing policies, procedures and programmes; display commitment by activelysupporting all safety and wellbeing initiatives : and by actively engaging in health and safetyimprovement opportunities.

    At Massey we are future-focused, results- oriented and strive for excellence. We : Take ownership and responsibility for delivering results to support achievement ofUniversity objectives.

    Provide the best quality services to our customers (internal and external) ensuring ourstudents / stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do.

    Deliver or support world-class research, teaching and learning and citizenship.Take personal responsibility for our performance, take pride in doing our job well, and committo ongoing personal and professional developmentAre motivated and create a positive working environment where our values are reinforced.

    Anticipate and respond with agility and resilience to the changing needs of the University andthe communities we serve.Seek ways to improve our services to deliver in an efficient and effective way.

    Embrace technology and apply this innovatively to better meet the needs of those we serve.Challenge ourselves to reach our potential and help bring out the best in others.

    Understand how what we do contributes to the objectives of the University.3AccountabilitiesDevelop Equity & OUTCOME : Inclusion Programmes, trainings, and involvement opportunities areProgrammes and delivered to University community members that promote aOpportunities culture of inclusion and equity.

    The activities are designed withan intersectional, equity and inclusion lens and marketed toProvision of appeal to a diverse group of students.

    opportunities andexperiences to With a specific focus on gender and sexually diverse communityenhance diversity members develop and collaborate on opportunities in key priorityactivities that promote empathic inclusivity and provides support tostudents.

    Provide equity and inclusion development opportunities to studentorganisations, groups and leaders. Collaborate with other areas of the University to plan and executeevents that raise awareness and understanding across the issues thatimpact on a positive university experience for students of diversesexual orientations and gender identities.

    Collaborate with other areas of the University to plan and executeprogramming that supports gender and sexually diverse studentstransition into the University.

    Curate and promote equity-related community and universityresources, processes and programmes.Advocate for, and OUTCOME : Support, Institutional Services to students are accessible and a student’s universityImprovements experience is safe and positive.

    Review and provide feedback on how admissions, student services,Collaborate and advise University communications, and student achievement activities andareas of the University collateral can do better address the needs of gender and sexualon issues relating to diverse students.

    inclusion and diversity. Collaborate with other areas of the University and other stakeholdersto evaluate and identify key diversity, equity and inclusion issues atthe University.

    Contribute to the further development of Massey University’sdiversity-related goals and plans. Act as an equity, inclusion and diversity resource person andadvocate for good practice’ within the University.

    Engage with University staff and student groups to ensure thatengaging with university life is a positive experience; developrecommendations as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with other areas of the University to collect and analysedata related to Massey University’s diversity-related goals and plans;
  • develop recommendations as appropriate.Promote and Raise OUTCOME : Awareness of Social Students have an enhanced sense of community and understandJustice about active citizenship through fostering awareness andappreciation of social justice.

    Develop and disseminate knowledge on social justice topics such asShare knowledge and racism, poverty, cis-heteronormativity, transgender oppression,understanding about sexism, environmental racism, disability, homelessness, gender andthe provision to equal sexual diversity and classism, and facilitate regular engagement withaccess to wealth, students on these topics.

    4opportunities, and Support student groups and others to raise campus awarenessprivileges within a about equity issues impacting tertiary communities.

    societyPractice excellence OUTCOME : and professional Build practice excellence through strong engagement indevelopmentplanning and evaluating initiatives and sharing successes withuniversity and sector colleagues.

    Engage in evaluation, Role model life-long learning through undertaking professionalprofessional development opportunities and keeping abreast of best practicedevelopment and Actively engage in developing showcase examples of good practiceshowcasing excellence and promoting these and other programme successes Undertake monitoring, data analysis, evaluation and reporting onprogrammes and activities delivered.

    Qualifications and ExperienceQualifications : A relevant tertiary qualification is required with a Master level degreepreferredExperience : Experience of working with diverse communities, in particular genderand sexually diverse young people Knowledge and understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and itsapplication in an educational context Experience in the area of student engagement and equity Experience in event coordination Experience in the development and delivery of training programmes Proven ability to communicate effectively and build and maintainrelationships with a wide range of stakeholders Demonstrated strong organisational, administrative and computingskills and report writing skills Knowledge of University and community-based support systems Experience of project management and organisational skills, and ademonstrated ability to innovate, identify improvements, find solutionsto problems and implement change Experience of deploying information and communication technologiesto support new initiatives and achieve desired outcomes Demonstrable knowledge of student development theory and studentservice models Ability to work with data sets and to translate datasets meaningfullyinto practical applications Understanding of ethics, confidentiality and boundaries High level of emotional intelligence and strong abilities to empathisewith peopleCapabilities : 5Capability Conducts discussions in a respectful manner, that are sincere andfully expressed.

    Essential Develops a clear, complete understanding of needs and problemsthrough careful listening, probing, reflecting, and summarising.

    Articulates key messages for the group or unit based on mappingstrategy to audience analysis Creates and implements a strategy for supporting current and futurebusiness needs Leads in the design and implementation of student assistanceprogrammes Collaborates and consults with senior academic leaders to enhanceprogrammes, services and supports for students Appropriately consults and represents the student voice in policy andpractice development within the institution, identifying how tocontribute to policy development Identifies and leads development of community partnerships with theinstitution Builds and supports inclusive, socially just, and welcoming campuscommunities that promotes deep learning and foster student successPre-employment checksPre-employmentchecks : Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security)Requirement Check performed by the Ministry of Justice.

    Requirement to pass a Qualifications Validation Checkperformed.6

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